Scuba diver dies at popular West Vancouver public beach

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A scuba diver who was found unconscious Dec. 30 in the waters off Whytecliff Park in West Vancouver died despite attempts to revive him. (Google Maps)

A 64-year-old scuba diver has died despite the life-saving efforts of both bystanders and paramedics called to West Vancouver's popular dive site at Whyte Cliff Park Dec. 30, according to West Vancouver police.

The man, whose identity police are not releasing, was diving at the park when he was pulled from the water at around noon, already unconscious, according to a police statement Monday.

"This is a sad situation," said Const. Kevin Goodmurphy. "We commend the efforts of the bystanders who attempted to revive the diver."

Police said paramedics also tried to revive the man but he was later pronounced dead, the statement said.

The cause of death is unknown but police said it is not being considered suspicious.

The B.C. Coroners Service is also investigating.